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1986 Again

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on March 20, 2020

This is a great 30 minute video of the ’86 season, one of my all time favorite Giants teams. It doesn’t have many views so hopefully you haven’t seen it. Some AMAZING clips in here. You have nothing else to do today, watch it.

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  1. Flavor said, on March 20, 2020 at 8:20 am

    extremely cool, look at the diff of these 2 pics

    • Flavor said, on March 20, 2020 at 8:21 am

      not the top one, the 2 juxtapose

    • willedav said, on March 20, 2020 at 11:11 am

      Al Attles himself is extremely cool. um yeah by time Warriors won again celebrations here had improved a lot.

  2. unca_chuck said, on March 20, 2020 at 10:26 am

    This is awesome. The interaction with the ump is flat hysterical.

  3. chipower9 said, on March 20, 2020 at 10:44 am

    Thanks. Will check it out, later, Flav. Unfortunately (actually, fortunately) I am teleworking 100%, but will definitely check it out, later.

    Went into my office earlier to grab a few things. This was between 8 and 9. Highway 50 definitely had much less traffic than normal.

  4. willedav said, on March 20, 2020 at 11:48 am

    Oh thx Flav ’86 vid was awesome as Giants came out of dark ages with rosen and Craig.. Loved Harry Spilman, professional hitter off bench. Garrelts and those glasses lol.

    Wayne Hagin. Didn’t realize he went to school around here at Blackford of Saratoga near 280 fwy, now one of the sites run by private school Harker. and attended San Diego St.
    that giants road uni with the SF on heart and stripe down center on each side is classic.
    Mike Scott was Giants nemesis. Craig was sure he was doctoring the ball but could never catch him at it. Scott probably had help from an IF who could scuff ball in his glove on routine catch and throw without being noticed.

  5. Macdog said, on March 20, 2020 at 12:05 pm

    Ah, 1986. My first-ever games at Candlestick. One of my older brothers lived in Phoenix and got married that year, so after the wedding in hot-as-hell Arizona, I visited an uncle in Berkeley. Went to two games: June 7 Saturday vs. Reds (6-2 win) and June 10 Tuesday night vs. Braves (3-0 win). Vida Blue pitched the night game, so that was cool seeing throw shutout ball. I think my uncle also took me to Golden Gate Fields on that trip. Also visited L.A.

  6. willedav said, on March 20, 2020 at 12:45 pm

    wow cool story Mac. found the box for the night game, Blue wiped them out. Always liked Aldrete who had 3 hits that night and Giants turned couple IF DPs.
    B/R says attendance was 14 thou, pretty good…mid week night games there could get brisk in a hurry even in June, just so unlike rest of Bay Area outside of SF.

    • Macdog said, on March 20, 2020 at 12:49 pm

      Still got the ticket stubs. Saturday game $9 in lower box, night game $5 in upper level. Both behind home plate.

  7. alleykat69 said, on March 20, 2020 at 12:50 pm

    Yeah the 85 team under Jimmy Davenport truly did suck balls! I’m not even blaming it all on him, cause no big league manager could of over come every guy on the roster having a terrible season (stats wise) and they didn’t even have a starting pitcher win 10 games!
    Scott Garrett’s won 9 games and that was out of the pen.Unfortunate for Davenport he was one year to early for having Will Clark&Robbie Thompson instead of David Green& Manny Trillo.But still Roger Craig with his humm baby approach, and dumping guys that bitched about the Stick, was the best thing to do to motivate the squad, and use the Stick to its advantage against opposing teams who couldn’t stand coming there and especially playing night games in Siberia weather..🥶

    • djloo27 said, on March 20, 2020 at 1:26 pm

      Yeah, but they were fun.
      Or maybe I was just a helluva lot younger and rarely saw or heard their games.
      The drunken terror I unleashed at Shea back then would land me in prison today…

      • unca_chuck said, on March 20, 2020 at 3:29 pm

        Ditto. Those were heady days at the yard. And in the parking lot . . .

      • pawliekokonuts said, on March 20, 2020 at 4:16 pm

        You and Buzz Rodriguez

      • djloo27 said, on March 20, 2020 at 4:32 pm

        Buzzsaw and other close friends were equal parts horrified and amused at what the combination of alcohol and the Giants live would bring out in me…

      • pawliekokonuts said, on March 20, 2020 at 6:39 pm

        Buzzsaw. I had the wrong name? Yeah, like me and alcohol and strip clubs. In 1978, a stripper in Dayton said to me, “You have the filthiest mouth I’ve ever heard.” It felt like she pinned a medal on my chest.

  8. chipower9 said, on March 20, 2020 at 1:54 pm

    Great video. About 2 minutes in is the moniker “You gotta like this team.” What I recall is that it was “You Gotta Like These Kids.” I still have a black pin from that year with that on it. Regardless, great year with The Thrill and Thompson getting the call. Loved Aldrette. Just a fun-ass team to watch.

  9. dirtnrocksnomo said, on March 20, 2020 at 3:24 pm

    Some solid movie takes the last few days. For me The Irishman was just meh and ran at least 30 mins too long. If you’re interested in some off the wall comedy I recommend The Royal Tenenbaums & Punch Drunk Love.

    • unca_chuck said, on March 20, 2020 at 3:32 pm

      60 minutes too long! Saw Holy Grail the other day. Never fails to get me laughing.

      • pawliekokonuts said, on March 20, 2020 at 4:05 pm

        Ever see their Yorkshire men clip on YouTube? Luxury. We all should watch that. Good medicine. Luxury.

  10. pawliekokonuts said, on March 20, 2020 at 4:05 pm

    Where is Tim Lincecum during all this?

  11. pawliekokonuts said, on March 20, 2020 at 4:07 pm

    Who knows. Maybe MadBum will never pitch a game for the Diamondbacks. #endtimes

  12. pawliekokonuts said, on March 20, 2020 at 4:15 pm

    The Salk vaccine for polio changed everything. For the better. It can happen again. (I remember the fear before it; no one even knew what caused polio. We were told to avoid swimming pools.)

  13. rarugilman said, on March 20, 2020 at 4:17 pm

    Wow! I was born in 1986!

    • pawliekokonuts said, on March 20, 2020 at 4:24 pm

      nineteen forty fuckin eight.

  14. unca_chuck said, on March 20, 2020 at 4:48 pm

    Woooweeeee. 1961. Turn it upside down and it says 1961.

    • pawliekokonuts said, on March 20, 2020 at 6:41 pm

      So if that’s not a palindrome of a year, what is it? A soixante-neufian?

  15. willedav said, on March 20, 2020 at 4:51 pm

    A gal whom I hired many years ago moved to Maui and returned a book I had lent her, which I picked up and am going through again–The Real Frank Zappa Book, absolutely wonderful distraction. He really was amazing guy, fortunate enough to have seen him live a few times.
    One of those ended badly–he was playing Maples and the stage was not properly set up and he ended the show early. Otherwise, awesome including a night at old Berkeley Community theatre on Sacramento…

  16. unca_chuck said, on March 20, 2020 at 4:57 pm

    Saw Zappa at the Greek in ’88. Fantastic show. Love that venue.

  17. djloo27 said, on March 20, 2020 at 5:04 pm

    How is Corona worse than swine flu? It’s too early to compare the death rates…

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_flu_pandemic_in_the_United_States#History

    • zumiee said, on March 20, 2020 at 7:02 pm

      There’s a lot that’s still unknown about the coronavirus. The death rate early looks much higher than any flu, but time will tell.

  18. eddacker said, on March 20, 2020 at 6:26 pm

    That video was great except for one thing. Really brought the memories – visual and hearing the announcers.
    Would have loved to see a one flap down by Leonard going first to second and banking towards third. Otherwise a perfect thirty minutes for this fan.

  19. Flavor said, on March 20, 2020 at 7:13 pm

    watched Kingpin this afternoon. Had some decent moments but, otherwise, stupid.

  20. djloo27 said, on March 20, 2020 at 7:53 pm

    You know what would really lift the country’s spirits?
    If someone would slash OJ Simpson’s throat from ear to ear.
    I’m still hoping old man Goldman machine guns him on some golf course.
    Why the fuck not?

  21. alleykat69 said, on March 20, 2020 at 8:15 pm

    No surprise:Giants ship out Shaun “gopher balls”Anderson and Steve” hits like a pitcher” Duggar..
    The worse news it probably opens up a spot for another guy that can’t hit worth a lick Billy Hamilton.Who will prove you “can’t steal 1B”

    • pawliekokonuts said, on March 20, 2020 at 8:47 pm

      the whole season might be on paper anyway

  22. zumiee said, on March 20, 2020 at 8:32 pm

    I don’t remember if I ever mentioned this on the Flap, that I sort of visited the OJ crime scene about 2 years after the crime. A friend and I had been in Anaheim and were driving north through LA on our way back to the Central Valley, and saw the Bundy Ave. exit on the freeway, which is the street Nicole lived on. OJ lived on Rockingham. We made a spontaneous decision to take the exit. You really learn a lot by going to a place. In this case, it was kind of a ghoulish thing to do, I admit.
    I learned a lot that the average person probably doesn’t know about the logistics of the crime. My main takeaway was how close OJ’s House was to Nicole’s. About a 6 or 7 minute drive away.
    There was a big alley behind Nicole’s house (condo, technically.) OJ probably parked in that alley many times to stalk her.
    OJ’s property was huge. When we were there on the street, the police had already put up about a 7 foot wooden fence around the whole property. At some point later, all the buildings were demolished.
    Nicole’s house and yard were surrounded by shrubbery and trees. We didn’t see much of the house or yard. We were the only ghoulish tourists there. A guy walking a dog pointed us to the correct house. All life was back to normal on that street.
    At OJ’s, one other car drove up while we were there, and a couple of youngish guys got out and took a brief look. They couldn’t see over the fence obviously. I’m pretty tall and I jumped up and saw briefly over the fence. But my friend gave me a look like “Seriously, dude?”
    We knew it was time to get back on the freeway.
    It was a horrifying crime obviously. Nicole and Ron chatting, probably laughing and flirting, and OJ in the alley burning with murderous obsessive rage. Ron fought desperately. OJ stabbed his own left hand in the struggle.
    Imagine the punishing guilt Nicole’s mom has felt. She accidentally left her glasses at the restaurant where Ron worked, and he was bringing the glasses to Nicole.
    Maybe OJ would have murdered Nicole anyway eventually.
    But Ron was there that day, too.

    • pawliekokonuts said, on March 20, 2020 at 8:51 pm

      I mean, honestly, you don’t get stuff like this at most blogs, certainly not so-called baseball blogs.

    • pawliekokonuts said, on March 20, 2020 at 8:55 pm

      When the murders happened and I heard about them, my first thought was, like, what?! shock and disbelief, mostly because of OJ’s fame (notoriety would follow; these days, we confuse fame with notoriety with celebrity; notoriety is the negative one). Then I said to myself, why not? Why does celebrity make it less likely? I figured, no one ever knows what goes on behind closed doors.


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